Planning & Urban Design

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What is the growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant?

The Mayor's Office created the growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant to promote neighborhood pride, resident engagement and neighborhood improvements with a focus on southern Dallas.  The grant offers financial assistance for neighborhood groups to improve physical features and develop service-based projects. Projects must serve a public purpose that promotes strong, safe and vibrant communities. The City awards up to $10,000 in grant funds to community groups with top-rank projects that meet eligibility requirements, ignite neighborhood creativity and engage residents. 

Does your group have a project that can be implemented in 2019? The Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant is a refresh of the growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant.  Applications are due December 5, 2018. Learn more about the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant

2017-18 growSouth Awardees

The City of Dallas is proud to announce the following awardees in the 2017-18 growSouth Neighborhood Challenge grant cycle! For more information contact or call 214.671.8900. 

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​A​After8toEducate​Urban Garden
​B​Brentwood Neighborhood Association​Sign Toppers
​C​Elmwood/El Buen Samaritano UMC Church​Service-based (Educational Adult Training)
​D​Fit & Faithful Living​Service-based (Youth Education)
​E​Juliette Fowler Communities​Urban Garden
​F​Kessler Heights Neighborhood Association​Urban Garden / Median Landscaping
​G​La Bajada Neighborhood Association​Sign Toppers
​H​Pecan Heights Neighborhood​Sign Toppers
​I​Polk Terrace Neighborhood Association​Sign Toppers
​J​Reclaiming Oak Cliff Communities for Change​Monument Sign / Traffic Island Landscaping
​K​Southern Hills Neighborhood Association​Monument Sign
​L​Templo de Dios​Urban Garden
​M​Urbandale Neighbors​Median Landscaping
​N​Westmoreland Heights Community CenterSign Toppers
​O​Woodbridge HOASign Toppers
​P​Wynnewood Hills Neighborhood Association​Monument Sign Lighting

2016-17 growSouth grant awardees


Behind Every DoorVillage Oaks Community GardenBehind Every Door transformed the Village Oaks community garden by modifying raised beds and creating an outdoor classroom for residents of all ages
Bertrand Neighborhood AssociationBertrand MarketBertrand Neighborhood Association and Frazier Revitalization created the "grow your own" marketing campaign to support the Bertrand market.
Brettonwoods Neighborhood AssociationBrettonwoods Branding ProjectEnhanced their neighborhood identity by designing and installing sign toppers.
Buckner Terrace Homeowner AssociationNeighborhood Sign ToppersMore than 170 sign toppers were installed by the Buckner Terrace Homeowner Association to catapult neighborhood branding and resident pride building
Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI)Walking Trail Enhancement at the Diabetes Health and Wellness InstituteThe Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center was the beneficiary of ADA accessible benches, picnic tables and mile markers as part of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute's goal to increase recreational activity in a community plagued by health inequalities.
Elderoaks Civic AssociationNeighborhood Branding and BeautificationInstalled sign toppers and partnered with the Mayor's growSouth VISTA team to paint an art mural at the intersection of Hampton and Camp Wisdom Roads.
Elderwood Neighborhood AssociationElderwood Entrance BeautificationImproved their subdivision sign by power washing the pre-existing retainment wall and adding new letter markers
Friends of Oak Cliff ParksKiest Park Conservation Area Phase 2A series of volunteer clean up events resulted in the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks installing park benches and expanding walking trail accessibility.
Hidden Valley HOA/ Runyon Springs HOA/CWCommunity Sign ToppersOrganized a beautification project which included planting trees and installing sign toppers.
Kiest Park Community Group Neighborhood AssociationKiest Park Memorial Tree Groves PreservationInstallation of an entryway sign at the Kiest Park Memorial Tree Grove and preserved historic bronze plaques
Parkdale/ Lawnview Association of Neighbors (PLAN)Parkdale Neighborhood Beautification ProjectEnhanced their neighborhood by: planting foliage and native plants in six traffic islands, creating a school vegetable garden and beautifying the Bisbee Park entrance.
Pemberton/ Trinity Forest Neighborhood AssociationPemberton/ Trinity Forest Sign TopperIncreased neighborhood visibility and promoted neighborhood pride by installing 73 sign toppers within their community.
Urbandale NeighborsUrbandale Sign ToppersEngaged residents in the creation of sign toppers to create neighborhood pride.

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